pronunciation – Ammonite – “a-muh-nite”
While more of a fossilized stone than a crystal, Ammonite nonetheless inspires perseverance and grants access to ancient spiritual knowledge. Some specimens possess flashy visual effects like opalized and pyritized Ammonites. Read on to learn more about Ammonite!
- SPIRITUAL HEALING PROPERTIES OF AMMONITE
- PHYSICAL HEALING PROPERTIES OF AMMONITE
- PHOTO GALLERY
- AMMONITE CRYSTAL CORRESPONDENCES
- LORE & HISTORY
- HOW TO USE AMMONITE
- CLEANING AND CLEANSING AMMONITE
- AMMONITE TOXICITY AND POTENTIAL ALLERGENS
- GEM ELIXIRS
- OTHER NAMES FOR AMMONITE
- GEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES
- FEATURED PRODUCTS
SPIRITUAL HEALING PROPERTIES OF AMMONITE
Ammonite grants ancient knowledge and inner vision, bringing strength, prosperity, and protection.
This fossilized stone stimulates energetic flow which creates stability and grounding in the mind and body. This quality positively impacts the user’s survival instincts and will to persevere.
Ammonite also encourages seeking and solidifying personal growth and power. It does so by activating metaphysical powers and allowing interdimensional exploration.
Ammonite opens the third eye during meditation in order to release obsessions and past life imperatives. It also directs energy toward the soul’s path, thereby showing the user the way to spiritual rebirth and completion.
PHYSICAL HEALING PROPERTIES OF AMMONITE
Ammonite creates structure and clarity in order to relieve birth trauma that interferes with the flow of energy.
This fossil additionally bolsters the user’s overall well-being and supports those with conditions such as depression, labor pains, osteomyelitis, and tinnitus. It can even help bring ease to bites and stings.
AMMONITE CRYSTAL CORRESPONDENCES
|HEALING PROPERTIES||Elemental Power, Longevity, Past Life, Meditation, Sexuality|
|ZODIAC SIGNS||Aquarius, Capricorn|
|PLANETARY RULERS||Earth, Saturn|
|NUMBERS||3, 6, 9|
|TAROT||The Empress, The Lovers, The Hermit|
|DEITIES||Ammon, St. Hilda, Vishnu, Jupiter|
|PAIRINGS||Serpentine, Infinite, Amber, Malachite, Shiva Lingam|
LORE & HISTORY
Early Greeks saw Ammonites as sacred symbols associated with the horned god, Jupiter Ammon. They called them Cornu Ammonis (horns of Ammon), from which the scientific name Ammonite is derived. Ammonites were also used as protection from snakebites and cures for blindness, barrenness, and impotence.
Ancient Romans believed that sleeping with a Golden, or Pyritized, Ammonite from Ethiopia under their pillow could help the dreamer predict the future.
In Hindu culture, black limestone concretions containing Ammonites are known as saligrams (or shaligrams or salagramas). This culture considers saligrams extremely precious based on their resemblance to the disc-like chakra held by the god Vishnu. Vishnu’s chakra symbolizes absolute completeness, and the eight spokes are believed to represent the eightfold path of deliverance. The radial chakra markings in saligrams are formed by the ribs of the Ammonites. Saligrams are mentioned in Sanskrit texts dating back to just over 2,200 years ago. Some Sanskrit poetical works identify them as fossils created by a kind of worm.
Chinese folklore refers to Ammonites as Jiaoshih or horn stones, because they resemble coiled rams’ horns.
Meanwhile, the Blackfoot people of North America referred to Ammonites as insikim or buffalo stones, because they look like sleeping bison. They were used in special ceremonies to corral bison herds.
Farmers from the Harz Mountains in Germany also used Ammonites, which they called dragon stones, as medicine for farm animals.
Snakestones: the myth, magic and science of ammonites. https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/snakestones-ammonites-myth-magic-science.html
Date of Access: November 23, 2022
HOW TO USE AMMONITE
On the Body: Wearing or carrying Ammonite circulates energy, helping you feel more stable, protected, and grounded in your life.
Inside: Place a piece of Ammonite inside your home to transform negative energy into positive and create peace and harmony. This stone favors fortune; keep one in your home to attract wealth, health, vitality, and happiness.
Outside: Promote beneficial business dealings by placing this fossil within your business premises.
CLEANING AND CLEANSING AMMONITE
Physical Cleaning: Clean Ammonite with canned air to remove dust and debris.
Energetic Cleansing: There are numerous ways to energetically cleanse Ammonite.
- Set on or next to Selenite or Satin Spar, or set in lavender.
- Use smoke from herb bundles or incense.
- Charge under the full moonlight.
AMMONITE TOXICITY AND POTENTIAL ALLERGENS
Ammonite contains no known allergens or toxins; however, the possibility of harmful mineral inclusions or radiation remains, depending on the locale.
Ammonite is generally thought to be safe for use in gem elixirs made with the direct method. It is a hard mineral and does not contain any toxins directly. However, as with all stones, the possibility remains of harmful mineral inclusions. To be completely safe, using the indirect method is best.
OTHER NAMES FOR AMMONITE
Common Names: Ammonite
Trade Names: N/A
Trademarked Names: N/A
Ammonites belong to the class of animals called mollusks but are more precisely classified as cephalopods along with creatures such as squid, octopus, cuttlefish, and nautiloids. They first appeared in the lower Devonian Period and are thought by some to have evolved to their well-known form. Their shells, containing many chambers divided by walls called septa, fossilized readily resulting in the wealth of specimens that exist today.
Some Ammonite specimens display additional visual characteristics. Pyritized Ammonites typically form in sediment containing lots of iron sulfides and show distinct Pyrite inclusions which give these fossils a distinctive golden sheen. Opalized Ammonites, on the other hand, take their iridescent appearance from Aragonite inclusions; these fossilized stones are also referred to as Ammolite. You can learn more about these incredible fossils, which look more like unique gemstones when separated out from the Ammonite’s typical shell structure, on our Ammolite page.
|COLOR||Brown, gray, black.|
|LUSTER||Greasy to dull, Vitreous (when polished)|
|FRACTURE||Uneven to granular|
|SPECIFIC GRAVITY||2.60-2.85 kg/cm3|
|OPTICAL PROPERTIES||Anomalous aggregate reaction|
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